LightMAT Capabilities

The LightMAT resource network contains capabilities from the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory system. This search function enables you to view and filter these capabilities within LightMAT.
 
Many of the capabilities listed on this page are user facilities managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Each user facility has established processes for submitting a proposal and gaining access. Visit http://science.energy.gov/user-facilities/user-resources/getting-started for more information.

Capability National Lab Description
Tribological Testing and Modeling Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a national leader in tribological research and development (R&D) of advanced materials in both bulk and coating forms. Lightweight materials of interest include...
Dissimilar Materials Corrosion Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Corrosion Science and Technology Group is one of the largest and most comprehensive corrosion research groups in the United States. The group develops solutions...
Materials Characterization Center Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory recently introduced the Materials Characterization Center, or MCC, which offers a broad range of state-of-the-art microscopy, spectroscopy, and other characterization...
Advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory provides a suite of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) capabilities that span a range of techniques, from industry standards to advanced x-ray macro- and micro-scale computed...
Physical and Mechanical Properties Testing for Demanding Environments Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory can perform testing related to creep-fatigue, stress relaxation, and in situ crack growth at elevated temperatures in vacuum or controlled chemistry/gas environments.
Permeation (x2) and Thermal Desorption Instruments Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories features custom-built equipment for studying very low pressures of dissolved hydrogen or other isotopes in metals.
Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory Sandia National Laboratories Specialized systems in the Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory, known as HEML, allow characterization of structural materials under in-service conditions, such as hydrogen gas pressures up to...
Experimental Impact Mechanics for Material and Structure Characterization Sandia National Laboratories The Experimental Impact Mechanics Lab (EIML) at Sandia National Laboratories is capable of and highly active in research, development, and application work in dynamic mechanical characterization of...
Digital Image Correlation Engine Sandia National Laboratories Digital image correlation (DIC) is a non-contact means of measuring motion and full-field displacements using only digital images of the object studied. DIC also involves computing strains as a...
Thermal Characterization and Modeling of Materials/Interfaces National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory focuses on advanced thermal and thermomechanical aspects for materials and interfaces for numerous applications, and performs comprehensive evaluation through...
Constitutive Strength Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Dynamic and Quasi-static Experimental Team has long-standing expertise in the development of fully parameterized Johnson-Cook, Zerilli-Armstrong, and mechanical...
Dynamic Performance Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory provides the capability to evaluate high-strain rates and high-stress performance of materials in small-scale, integrated loading environments, which can include: sheet...
Reliability and Mechanical Characterization and Analysis National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory researches and investigates advanced thermomechanical and reliability aspects within multilayered structures, performing comprehensive evaluations via...
Test Machine for Automotive Crashworthiness Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Composites Laboratory operates a unique servo-hydraulic Test Machine for Automotive Crashworthiness, or TMAC, to conduct progressive crushing tests on composite...
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility/Additive Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with additive manufacturing feedstocks, equipment manufacturers, and end users to revolutionize the way products are designed and built. The research and...
Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Materials and Structures Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Mechanical Properties & Mechanics Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory manages a large collection of mechanical testing equipment with capabilities to conduct uni- and multi-axial tests,...
Multimodal Integrated Structural and Compositional Materials Analysis Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory houses an integrated set of sample handling, imaging, and analysis capabilities that enable a range...
Predicting the Formability of Lightweight Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated experience in predicting formability of lightweight alloys, including magnesium sheet. A heated limiting dome height (LDH)...
Superplastic and Hot Gas Forming of Lightweight Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated experience in developing the alloys, thermomechanical processing, die design, and forming process parameters used in...
Grain-level Flow Property Quantification with Micro/Nano Indentation Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Instrumented nano- and micro-indentation have been used to obtain elastic modulus and hardness of various materials. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently developed a unique capability by...
Multi-camera and High-speed Imaging Systems for In Situ 3D Deformation Characterization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Digital image correlation (DIC) is a data analysis method that analyzes the speckle pattern in an image sequence during deformation to determine the displacement and strain tensor at a given location...
Sheet Metal Tribology Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Formability of sheet metals is influenced by the friction between the sheet and dies, which, in turn, depend upon factors such as lubricant, temperature, pressure, sheet and die surface finish, etc....
High Strain Rate Forming, Testing and Processing Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory comprises sheet metal forming, tension/compression testing, and solid-state joining, all performed at high strain rates. These tests are...
High-performance Composite Nanomaterials via 3D Nanoprinting Argonne National Laboratory We are able to design and manufacture ultra-strong, lightweight composite materials with physical and mechanical properties on demand. The internal structure is designed digitally, according to the...
The High Temperature Materials Laboratory: Advanced Materials Characterization Oak Ridge National Laboratory The High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) at ORNL is a national resource focused on technological and application-oriented materials characterization research. Key research areas include:...

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